Friday, 27 January 2012

Days Gone - By.

Let me take you on a trip  - Back in Time - some of you will maybe remember ?.

 Into Town - do you travel by Bus?
 Or Walk?

 Maybe get a "cuppa"

Ah - The ol Bill Boards - any of the items remembered?

While the Ladies go shopping - the Gentlemen pop into the Local
 Ah - the bar - wots a disco-lounge bar? - pop in for a chat
And A Pint and Pork-Pie

 The ladies go shopping
 Into the CO_OP  spend their money and get their Divi.
 Need a new Bath Tub from the Hardware Dept - Friday night is Bath night - Remember??
If you could afford it - you had your shopping delivered by the boy on his CO_OP Bike then give him a penny.

Then home again to do some baking and cooking

The Height of the fashion ??

If you wish to see what  it was Like in the "Good Old Days"
Then visit Beamish Museum


Laura~peach~ said...

love revisiting the past it is awesome to see where we come from!
and sometimes where we wish we could go...

Gattina said...

I get nostalgic when I see these old pictures ! I have a photo of my Grandma where she wears exactly the same costume with the hat as on your photo ! Apparently it was the same fashion everywhere !

George said...

I really like your trip back into time. It may have been a little before my time, but not by much. When I was young and we visited my grandparents, I had my Saturday night bath in a tub much like one you showed at the co-op. Grandma heated the water on her coal-burning stove.

Thanks for the memories.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Stewart, Great trip into the past... Sometimes, I wish we still lived like that. Technology has taken over our lives these days. (Of course, I would have a hard time giving up my computer... ha)

George McKay said...

We have colonial Williamsburg, Virginia here in the U.S. but nothing quite like this. Totally charming and the sepia tone adds a nice nostalgic touch.

Anonymous said...

The clothes of the two ladies in the second photograph give a clue to the date the photographs were taken.

ancient one said...

I love seeing old pictures. They are my favorites, I guess. I love history.

Gailsman said...

Looks a great place to visit. Somewhere similar is Crich in Derbyshire and Ironbridge in Telford. Both worth visiting I think.

photowannabe said...

Delightful visit to the past.
Love the vintage clothing and the old store goods.
Thanks for the fun vitit today.

Magia da Inês said...


Linda viagem de volta no tempo... essas imagens são tão bonitas!!!
Bom fim de semana!

º° ✿ ✿⊱╮

Filip Demuinck said...

Very special with the colours.


Craver Vii said...

A nostalgic vacation into another time... are you the new Dr. Who? Thanks for taking us there, Imac.

Jackie said...

Stepping back in time...and it feels so good to do that. I miss the quietness and those 'not-so-hectic' times. I love the tones you used for these photos. Perfect.

LadyFi said...

What wonderfully nostalgic shots!

Lew said...

Delightful visit to the past! A little before my time, but as a lad, I was in some old country stores that had not changed much from the 20's and 30's.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

these old picture are fantastic!

love anything vintage.
great trip into time!
thanks so much for sharing.

Cezar and Léia said...

Serious that this is a public bus?
I guess I'd take a walk...
Lovely vintage series!
God bless you!

joey said...

Love these vintage photos!